When you are away from home, you need to know that your house is secure for your own peace of mind. Security can be quite easily overlooked, and many people think that just because your doors are locked that your house is safe. In this blog we are going to discuss how you can keep your property safe and secure at all times.
Keeping Your Business Private
While you are away, it can be easy to post pictures and check yourself into different places. This is a simple pathway for burglars to follow especially if you are a long distance away from home and they know you are going to be away overnight. Thieves who have experience will assess all avenues before committing a crime, including looking online to see your whereabouts. Remaining smart online will reduce the risks of showing intruders that your house is empty.
Only Tell Those You Trust
It is so important to only tell people you trust that you are going to be away. You need to ensure that the person who is entering your house while away follows the same security standards you do and draw as less attention as possible to your home. If they arrive at different times each day this will show that their visits can’t always be predicted by anyone who may be watching.
Assess The Security You Have In Place
Are the current security measures you have in place working and in good condition? CCTV and lights will help to reduce the risk of any intruders. Leaving lights on a timer or switching lights on in different rooms will make others think that there are people in the house. These measures can be the difference between keeping your home secure and losing your items.
At Shildon Locksmiths we offer a range of services including lock changes, UPCV repairs and key cutting. If you are looking to upgrade your security or change your locks, call our team and we can help you. Call us on 01388 741114 or visit: www.shildonlocksmiths.co.uk